Arts Alive

Presented by the National Arts Centre, the website brings educational resources for music, dance, and drama

Presented by the National Arts Centre, the website, brings educational resources for music, dance, and drama. Each section is divided up into many parts to help teach and explain elements of for each division of the arts:


  • instrument lab
  • parent and teacher resources
  • about composers
  • games & activities
  • information about the NAC Orchestra and when it is on tour


  • French & English Theatre
  • Costuming and Design
  • Interviews and Information about actors, directors, and playwrights
  • Detailed Study Guides on various productions
  • History of Theatre
  • Seeing French Theatre in Canada
  • Activities
  • Great Plays Reading Lists


  • Dance 101
  • Dance Appreciation
  • Choreographer’s Toolbox
  • Expert Advice
  • Videos, Photos, and Interviews
  • Virtual Dance Studio
  • Detailed Study Guides

In addition to all these resources, the site also has set planning photos, recordings from the orchestra (complete with their own lesson plans and teacher kits!), a study of posters as marketing tools, and more. You can even learn about Canadian Composers in the music timeline.

This website is a fantastic resource for learning and teaching about the arts.


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